By Duane King
Hybrid is a new collection by Seletti created by CtrlZak to reflect the complex history of the production of porcelain and the cross-fertilization between the aesthetics of the East and West. As the Chinese were innovators in the production of ceramics and for centuries, Europe has long imitated their time honored traditions. Over time, this relationship has flipped, with the Chinese products of today imitating that of European origin. This split personality is fittingly represented by dividing each piece into Eastern and Western halves resulting in a surprising contemporary twist.